College students from Japan march in Vienna on June 20 with a banner to mark the first meeting of states parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. (Asahi Shimbun/Tabito Fukutomi)
Nuclear Disarmament

Being Civil Society

by Frances Jeffries  A very traditional question in September is:  How was your summer? or What did you do on your vacation? My summer was one of seeing new as well as familiar things through new eyes, of thinking about new approaches to seemingly intractable […]

Strategy and Ideas

A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Stefan Schindler If today’s children and grandchildren are lucky, smart and diligent enough not to live in a dystopian future, their history books will highlight the Second World War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, America’s Indochina Holocaust, and 9/11 as four events which could have, […]

The protectors of our industries
Strategy and Ideas

Capitalist Crisis, Radical Opportunity

by Valentine Moghadam Contribution to the Great Transition Initiative’s Forum: Can Human Solidarity Globalize? Richard Falk’s eloquent essay asks us to make the leap from “the politics of the possible” to “a politics of impossibility” by imagining and crafting a “moral epistemology to achieve responsible anthropocentrism” […]

Lewis Randa at Pacifist Memorial event, August 1, 2021. Photo by Jane O'Hara
Strategy and Ideas

The Pacifist Memorial Honors Peacemakers

Remarks delivered by Lewis Randa at the “History in the Making: Honoring Peace Champions” event at the Pacifist Memorial, Sherborn, on August 1, 2021 We gather before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, its six walls of remembrance, surrounded by memorial stones to Unknown Civilians Killed […]